Fostering the spirit of adventure has always been at the heart of the Air Cadets activities and a recent weekend for 1921 (Lewisham) Squadron cadets was an excellent demonstration of how this still brings cadets together.
In an exciting weekend of team building, raft building, kayaking and quad bikes, the Squadron spent time facing personal challenges, and overcoming them as a team.
It’s this kind of weekend which really brings the cadets together and gets them excited about the Squadron and our opportunities, commented Flt Lt David Preece, the Squadrons commander. We take them out of their comfort zone, and challenge them to do something different, something new, and something a little bit scary. When they succeed and they always do, it’s such an awesome experience for them!
But it was community spirit of a different kind that made this event possible in the first place.
Foresters is an international financial organisation who support the activities of young people, amongst their many aims. Although this is an amazing weekend, it costs the cadets a lot of money to do the best activities. Our local Foresters branch, the Royal Oak of Kent, provided financial support to the cadets to make this accessible: without them, cadets would not have been able to afford this fantastic experience.
We simply can’t express our gratitude for what they’ve done, they have made it possible for cadets to have a brilliant weekend away and come together as a Squadron. We are so delighted to be supported by The Royal Oak of Kent Branch, and are proud to say that we have benefited from the Foresters generosity!